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LIVEWIRE is a monthly tour of shows, exhibitions and events around town. Expect performance art, politically engaged art, photography, poetry, and magic. By @JanaAstanov.


Thursday, May 3rd, 8 PM – 11 PM
75 E broadway room 202

Immersive installation from the underground royalty. Artists from Lithuania, the US, and Zimbabwe.


[Photo collaboration: Laura Kimmel &Olek]

Please Touch: Body Boundaries
April 29–August 1, 2018
Floors 1 & 5
Mana Contemporary 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Please Touch: Body Boundaries is an exhibition of more than fifty artists who reference the body to illuminate conceptions of identity, femininity, and the gaze.



Grace Exhibition Space‎ Performances by Marcel Sparmann [Germany] and Madison Young [USA]
May 4th at 9 PM – 11:30 PM
Grace Exhibition Space, April 20 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Madison Young is a feminist porn icon and body based performance artist dedicated to creating space for radical love. Marcel Sparmann  is a German visual artist, working in performance art, theatre, dance, public art and installation.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523939441061683/


Vectorian New Year Mass
Friday, May 4 at 11:00 PM
Vector Gallery 951 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211

It’s 2032 AD, babies. Ring in the second to last year of life on earth with art by Crown Prince of Hell JJ Brine and performances by members of The Vectorian Government.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2149142308638394/?ti=icl


[Featured photo: Terry Lovett @womanorworld ]

TRANS-Ville Act V
Saturday May 5th 8-10PM
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, 250 Broome Street NYC

TRANS-Ville is a contemporary performance art series exploring current states of political and social transition. Curated by Coco Dolle of Milk and Night Curatorial for Catinca Tabacaru Gallery New York. ACT V presents a medley of artists exploring states of transitions and addressing issues of immigration, African diaspora and the politics of the body. Artists:  Arantxa Araujo, Ivoire Foreman, Oroma Elewa, Taja Lindley, Terry Lovette.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/milkandnight/?ref=br_rs
Website link http://www.milkandnight.com/2018-transville-act-v-catinca-tabacaru-gallery/


Polite Society : The Oracle Show
Monday, May 7 at 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Fatherfxck 249 Eldridge Street, New York, New York 10002

Polite Society : The Oracle Show is all about Vectorian Minister of Truth, The Oracle Julia Maria Sinelnikova! The Oracle will present new art and will perform an oracular incantation, complemented by a live performance by Vectorian Vice President Cecily Feitel.

Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2138017303096508/?ti=icl


Triangle Dialogues | Suejin Jo and Jamie Martinez
May 2 – 26, 2018
ChaShaMa, 485 Madison Ave (Southernmost Storefront)
New York, NY

Two immigrant artists, Korean-born Suejin Jo and Jamie Martinez, who immigrated from Colombia at 12, have teamed up for a show highlighting their common use of the triangle within their abstract paintings.

Website link: http://www.chashama.org/event/triangle_dialogues


Pop Goes The Weasel curated by William Norton
Show Dates: April 14th – May 11, 2018
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
135 Broadway (corner of Bedford Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11211

An exhibition that asks the question “why not”?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/948449181985752/


Citizen Participation: Diagrams and Directives
OPENING: Sunday May 6 at 5:00pm, with a picnic potluck and a performance by the Feminist Art Group at 6:00.
Bullet Space: 292 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2306637066229658/


Ecological City – A Procession for Climate Solutions
Saturday, May 12 at 11 AM – 6 PM
Losaida Inc. Center- 710 East 9th St. (btwn. Aves C & D)

Ecological City, a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event features a 6 hour procession with 20 site performances, celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/856985337794345/


Glasshouse, Laurie Berg & Lital Dotan
Wed May 9 8 PM – 8:30 PM

Lital Dotan will be hosting Laurie Berg in her bathtub as part of Wednesdays performance broadcast series.



KLUTZ by Alex Romania World Premiere
Wednesday May 9th – Saturday May 12th 2018
Performances at 8pm
Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse Theater 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002

Led by choreographer and interdisciplinary artist Alex Romania, KLUTZ is an exploration of destabilizing nonsense on the sick state of the American psyche. This multidisciplinary performance work utilizes text, video, music, and dance to form absurd and poetic thought memes; wanderlust-nowhere, apocalypse-nostalgia, sublime horrors of the spectacularly mundane, and emerge as dregs of this ‘Orwellian slop sink’. 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185013432081699/
Abrons website : http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/alex-romania-klutz-world-premiere/
Tickets : https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/984079


Aegean|Αιγαίο|Ege curated by Georgia Lale
Saturday, May 12 at 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery:  AAA3A Gallery, 309 Alexander Avenue Apartment 3A – Bronx

“Aegean” is a group show that aims to bring together emerging Turkish and Greek artists that live and work in New York. The works of the artists creates a visual conversation around their cultural similarities and uniqueness. The art works deal with displacement, relocation, and cultural confusion due to migration and immigration. They also address the cultural connection and love that these two ethnic groups feel for each other despite geopolitical intrigues that take place in the region.

Participating artists: Burcu Oz, Elaine Angelopoulos, Zeren Badar, Eleana Antonaki, Rehan MIskci and Petros Lales.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1351941278271383/


Intricate Neighbors curated by Jamie Martinez
Opening: Friday, May 4th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM until May 27th
THE BORDER, 56 Bogart Street 1st FL BK, NY 11206

A group exhibition featuring art work across mediums by Bianca Boragi, Ara Cho, Rebecca Goyette, Hyon Gyon and Sahana Ramakrishnan.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/163637564313131/


Grace Exhibition Space‎ Performances by Cola Shole, Ivana Ranisavljevic, Giulia Mattera
Friday, May 18 at 8 PM
Grace Exhibition Space, April 20 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/171703540314614/


ITINERANT, Performance Art Festival NYC
May 17-25, 2018
* USArts (Exhibition), * The Last Frontier, * Queens Museum, * Staten Island Arts,
* La Guardia Community College (Symposium), * Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance,
* Smack Mellon, * Knockdown Center, and * Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

ITINERANT Web: www.hectorcanonge.net/itinerant
Facebook Event:: https://www.facebook.com/itinerantpaf


Museum of Art and Design Studio Program Residency
Artist Talks and Closing Reception
Saturday, May 19 at 3 PM – 5 PM
MAD | Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019

Presentations by the artists and the residents of Cycle 29 of MAD’s Artist Studios Program:

Emily Oliveira, Emiko Shinozaki, Katya Grokhovsky, Andrew Bearnot, Dana Melamed, Esperanza Cortés, and Van Lier Fellow Xin Liu-before they conclude their residency at the Museum.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222990814918063/


The Blue Rose show + Plaster Cocktail zine launch
Saturday, May 19 at 8 PM – 12 AM
The Ear: 255 Boerum St #1, Brooklyn, New York 11206

First Blue Rose show of the season + the launch of PLASTER COCKTAIL Vol 1: I CAN’T RELAX REMEMBER WHEN I CRIED, a submissions-based zine by Stephanie Maida and Polina Riabova.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/101478270716368/


Dias Y Flores, Garden Soiree Salon curated by Gabriel Don 
Sunday May 20th 12pm 
Dias Y Flores Community Garden (13th st between Avenue A and B)

Garden Soiree Salon Shindig Symposium Gathering Happening BBQ Whatnot. Bring your lovely selves and be prepared to read a piece you’ve written, perform a monologue, dance, sing, play bagpipes, strum guitar, put on a finger puppet show, show a film, chant a script, holler a story, view a photograph, explain an invention, invent a philosophy


First posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018.

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